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Queensland to remove all border controls

Queensland will drop all border controls from 1am Saturday after recording six COVID-19 deaths and 14,914 new virus cases.

Second man dies in southeast Queensland floods

A second man has been killed in the southeast Queensland floods triggered after the remnants of Cyclone Seth drenched the region.

Queensland scraps PCR tests for travellers, allows rapid test antigen

Queensland will no longer require pre-travel PCR results from interstate travellers from January 1, to ease strain on COVID testing centres.

Push for rapid antigen tests to play larger role in Australia

Pressure is mounting for rapid antigen tests to play a bigger role around Australia as lines and waiting times blow out at testing sites.

Plane recovered after tragic Queensland crash

The wreckage of a plane that crashed and killed two men and two children north of Brisbane has been recovered, with investigations into the cause now underway.

Morrison not worried about COVID-19 infection spike

Scott Morrison has told Australians nervous about rising COVID-19 infections they can choose to stay home and leave others to go about their lives.

Emotional scenes as Queensland’s hard border comes down

Vaccinated travellers are now allowed to enter Queensland without going into quarantine for the first time in months, in a welcome boost for tourism operators.

Queensland hits 80pct fully vaccinated, ready to reopen

Scott Morrison says Queensland has hit 80 per cent fully vaccinated five days before it reopens its borders to domestic COVID-19 hotspots.

Queensland to open to COVID-19 hotspots on 13 December

Fully vaccinated travellers from COVID-19 hotspots will be able to enter Queensland from next Monday as the state nears an 80 per cent vaccination rate.

Man crushed to death in garbage truck near Gold Coast

A man has been crushed to death in the back of a garbage truck near the Gold Coast.